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Thriving Not Surviving with Gina Gardiner

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Thriving Not Surviving with Gina Gardiner is a show about motivation and empowerment, personal and spiritual development, enlightened leadership, self-help, relationships, wellbeing and mindfulness, happiness, success and fulfillment!

To lead others, you first need to transform into the best version of yourself and lead from a place of wholeness. This program is a unique, holistic, multi-dimensional program designed to create lasting positive change by supporting personal and spiritual development alongside comprehensive leadership development.

In a new era of leadership, most are finding that there’s a deeper meaning to their overall purpose and reason for existing. This expands far beyond the approaches that have been taught in the traditional paradigms or even some of the most leading-edge programs. Enlightenment, personal and spiritual mastery and leadership refinement are the core components required for creating a new landscape of leadership.

Whether you are at the start of your leadership career, a business owner who wants to create greater success with less stress or a company who wants to make the very best of your most precious resource – your people – you are looking at the roadmap you need right here.

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Thriving Not Surviving , August 29, 2020 Guest, Charles McLachlan, taking control of your 2nd half career, Part 2 - Dealing with abuse
Thriving Not Surviving , August 15, 2020 Guest, Jamie Keeling, peak human potential and a zero "BS" approach to business and life Part 2 - Kindness
Thriving Not Surviving , August 1, 2020 Guest, Gill Tiney, the importance of community, how collaboration is often misunderstood and why happiness can elude us.
Thriving Not Surviving , July 18, 2020 Guest, Marci Shimoff, how to raise your current happiness level, learn a powerful process to open your heart
Thriving Not Surviving , July 4, 2020 Guest, Juilie Reisler, How to tune into your intuition to be your 'You-est' You and Being a good team member
Thriving Not Surviving , June 20, 2020 Guest, Greg Yates, vulnerability is not a weakness, search for external validation is an addiction. We're better togethe
Thriving Not Surviving , June 6, 2020 Guest, Vanessa Birt, energy and how all our problems and struggles are as a result of disconnection from this energy
Thriving Not Surviving , May 23, 2020 Guest, Francis West, educating and protecting people from Cyber Security Threats by 2023 and learning helplessness
Thriving Not Surviving , May 9, 2020 Guest, Louisa Havers, Dreams and their importance, following your heart and living as your best version of yourself
Thriving Not Surviving , April 11, 2020 Guest, Davida Ginter, Personal Power, how to prevent burnout in leaders and changemakers
Gina Gardiner
International Bestselling Author, Motivational Speaker, Empowerment Coach and Transformational Leadership Trainer

Gina Gardiner is a multiple No1 International Bestselling Author, Motivational Speaker, Empowerment Coach and Transformational Leadership Trainer with well over 30 years of experience helping people experience happiness, success and fulfilment. She’s the founder of the Thrive Together Tribe membership and personal and spiritual development programme and The Enlightened Leadership Programme.

Gina has learned to walk twice as an adult. For over 20 years, she ran her award-winning school, for the most part from a wheelchair. The gift of this experience was the development of a unique approach to life and the development of leadership.

In 2004 Gina left Headship (Principal) and has since worked with countless individuals, couples, teams and organisations helping them to step into their potential, to learn the lessons from the past and to recognise that it is their choice to step into their power and live a fearless life. Gina is passionate about supporting people to live a truly happy, successful and fulfilling life.



Creating leaders who understand and manage themselves first and who have integrity, heart and a desire to support the positive development of the company’s most valuable resource – people is vital if organisations and the people within them are to thrive.  This requires leaders and managers to demonstrate positive core values, to walk their talk and to expect their teams to do the same.   It requires strength of character, determination, compassion and empathy to lead people through times of challenge and change. 

Too many leaders and managers are feeling overwhelmed and out of their depth and as a result have become even less effective. This has a significantly detrimental impact on them, their teams and departments which has a knock-on impact on stress and anxiety levels, productivity and profitability.

The Genuinely You – Enlightened Leadership Course offers a very different approach to the development of leadership and management.  The impact of the majority of Leadership and Management courses is often limited and / or short lived.  One of the biggest challenges for any leadership and management programme is to create the confidence and the personal insights to support lasting change within the leader themselves.

Leading or managing others effectively requires the person involved to look to themselves.  To be a great leader means being able to own and take responsibility for the quality of their thinking, for their own emotional state, to provide a great role model and to model the approach, attitude and behaviours they want from others.

All too often Leadership and Management courses are a tick box exercise or fail to support the long-term growth and development of the participants because they are short and focus only on a range of techniques which act like a sticking plaster being put on a wound.

Stress and mental ill health are at an all-time high, leaders and workers are under huge pressure to deliver seemingly impossible goals, boundaries between work and personal life have been eroded by long hours, technology and the demands of working on an International stage.  Something has to change!!

The Enlightened Leader Programme has been designed to be very different in a number of ways.

The Genuinely You Enlightened Leaders Programme combines the opportunity for personal and spiritual growth with the opportunity to learn and develop the craft of leading others with integrity, compassion, courage and heart.

It is a 10 month supported programme, so changes and developments are given the opportunity to embed and become established.

All participants will work closely with their designated Leadership Facilitators throughout the programme.  They provide support and challenge both personally and professionally, they will hold participants to account and give focussed feedback.

Research has shown that where there are significant benefits created by having good quality leadership and management - where people feel valued and communication is both two way and effective.

The Enlightened Leadership Programme has been designed  to facilitate the personal development of participants and offer the opportunity for participants to embed their learning in a practical way within the workplace.

Every participant will identify a long term project to be undertaken during the programme.  This must have a significant emphasis on leading and managing people within their workplace.  

By the end of the programme participants will have had the opportunity to develop greater confidence and competence as leaders.  The last unit of the programme focuses on identifying how the participants will take things forward in a positive way



Feeling confident with a great sense of self-worth is vital if people are to find their purpose and live a life of true fulfilment.  It’s an outcome which feels totally out of reach for many successful women business owners, entrepreneurs and executives. 

Even at the height of their success, many women don’t feel good enough. They’re much harder on themselves than they are on others and they consistently put other people’s priorities at the top of their list.  As a result, they are left chasing their tail, trying hard to be superwoman but beneath it all, they feel they are falling short (worthless, isolated, frustrated, overwhelmed, fearful of being found out).

The “Its All About You 1:1 Coaching Programme helps women transform their lives by stepping into their genuine authentic power. It enables them to do it effectively and efficiently

The “All About You” Programme uses the unique “Thriving Not Surviving Process”.

Gina has developed the process over the last thirty five years working with countless people helping them to develop personally and spiritually. Working with Gina on a 1:1 basis turbo charges the results clients achieve, helping them achieve the outcomes they desire more quickly.  Clients are supported in a non-judgemental way throughout the process. 

Gina help’s clients create clarity about what the real issues are, recognise their habitual behaviours and their impact and to plan an effective way forward.  She helps clients to deal with past challenges allowing them the opportunity to enjoy their present and enables them to look forward to a future with enthusiasm.

Getting great results enable clients to step into their ultimate power, helping them to know that the quality of their life is absolutely their choice. Doing so will help them feel more confident personally and professionally, facilitating a life of purpose and fulfilment.

Helping people who want to get the very best out of life, who are ready to take action using the unique ‘Thriving Not Surviving’ strategies and the experienced 1:1 support ensures that life will become more rewarding and clients will achieve greater confidence, success, happiness and fulfilment in both their personal and professional life quickly and efficiently.



The Thrive Together Tribe is on-line membership subscription group offering a place where members will:

  • be nurtured, challenged and supported

  • find lots of great ideas, strategies and inspiration 

  • twice monthly on-line group coaching sessions with great content and interactive group coaching

  • be heard and supported by like-minded people

Life can be tough.  It is all too easy for people to focus on all the negative as there is so much division and separation all around us.  We have decided now is the time to create new movement designed to nurture and support people who want to get the very best out of life.

The Thrive Together Tribe brings people together, to focus on the positive and what we can do rather than what we can’t. It is for those keen to feel confident and take charge of the quality of their life and would be prepared to help others do the same. It will be a place to explore emotions and to deepen each person’s spiritual awareness.

Members have access to a structured programme of personal and spiritual development delivered via videos, activities, themed journal and the core book.

The Genuinely-You Thrive Together Tribe isn’t a course, it’s a journey, a place where people can access great, information and proven strategies designed to help them feel confident, empowered and well-resourced to better manage the challenges their life inevitably brings. The Membership Group is designed to be a safe place where members can feel seen and heard. Somewhere to feel truly valued in a completely non-judgemental environment.

It is designed to support members achieve:

  • A consistently great sense of self worth

  • Lasting loving relationships with themselves and others

  • Ongoing personal and professional success

  • Their living their true purpose

  • A happy successful and fulfilling life

  • A fulfilling and abundant life

The Thrive Together Tribe has been created for people who want to belong to something which recognises them as individuals.  A safe place where members will be valued for the amazing people they are when they are being genuinely, authentically their best selves.

It offers a forum to raise questions and issues and be offered support, advice and challenge, and a platform to celebrate wins and successes.  A place to belong.


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